Baby’s Leaf Hybrid Spinach

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Writer: Tom Myrick

With the cooler weather coming Baby’s Leaf Hybrid Spinach is a suitable selection to grow at the Veggie-Bed. Sowing this hybrid spinach just before the cold weather arrives yields a fall harvest. Having a germination time of 7-14 days, and 30 days to harvest makes this an excellent choice for the Veggie-Bed’s plant hardiness zone (zone 8a). Baby’s Leaf is frost tolerant and will survive with an application of mulch well into late fall.

High in vitamin A, vitamin K and folate one cup of raw Baby’s Leaf Spinach supplies more than the daily value for vitamin K, which is important for proper blood clotting. Used in salads, smoothies, and cooked dishes this versatile vegetable is often consumed here at the Veggie-Bed.



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Tom Myrick

"When life kicks you in the butt, use it as energy for forward motion", Tom Myrick. I graduated from the Media Production Technology Curriculum at Tidewater Community College in 1988. Working as a professional Media Production Specialist/Photojournalist for most of my adult life, I became proficient in many aspects of multimedia production. In 2006, I completed the Master Gardener program and started attending horticulture classes at a local community college. Writing, photography, and gardening are passions of mine; altogether, a “marriage made in heaven". Having a diversified set of work skills and a lifetime of experience, I currently write for several online vegetable gardening publications and own a landscaping business. My mission is to encourage vegetable gardening throughout the world. Play in the dirt, Tom